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October 26th, 2020
Sports and Trucking: Adjusting to the COVID World

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted many aspects of our lives. Take professional sports, for example. Who anticipated games taking place outside their standard seasons, in nearly empty stadiums and arenas? At the same time, the adjustments made by sports teams offers some guidance on the safety adjustments motor carriers can continue to make in the new world of COVID-19.

Blog, Safety
October 15th, 2020
Toll Rates, Surcharges on the Increase. Here’s How to Save Money.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected businesses everywhere. Toll roads are no exception. According to the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association, toll facilities saw a significant drop in traffic during the first five months of the COVID-19 pandemic. And this is translating into increased talk of raising tolls and related fees. Learn how you can stay ahead of increasing toll costs

August 11th, 2020
Truck Driver Health: A Highway Safety Risk?

In this year of COVID-19, medical conditions dominate front-page headlines. But it is in the back pages of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s website where you will find evidence that medical conditions and their treatment are directly linked to highway safety. In June 2020, FMCSA published a study by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, “Commercial Driver Safety Risk Factors,” tracking nearly 21,000 truck drivers for three years.

July 2nd, 2020
FMCSA Extends Relief for Expiring Truck Licenses, Medical Certificates

While states diverted attention to the COVID-19 pandemic, many closed driver licensing agency offices. That left some truck drivers unable to renew their CDLs and CLPs or to obtain appointments from medical providers for physical examinations. In response, FMCSA temporarily waived certain licensing and medical certification regulations.

Blog, Regulations
June 30th, 2020
Podcast #43: Studies Reveal Hidden Benefits of Efficient Truck Driving

Freight rates and demand for trucking services continue to struggle due to the COVID-19 outbreak. To make up the gap in earnings, truck operators must find ways to improve efficiency and save money on fuel. Two recent real-world demonstrations reveal how to start saving time and money immediately, which can lead to a number of other benefits.

Blog, Podcasts
June 10th, 2020
Here Are 6 Ways to Maximize Weigh Station Bypass Service

With depressed freight levels and rates due to COVID-19, plus the usual delays you can’t control – such as weather, driver retention and accidents – it is important to find additional ways to maximize your hours. Watch this webinar, “6 Ways to Maximize Weigh Station Bypass Service,” and you’ll discover…

June 1st, 2020
Be Certain You’re Practicing Truck Safety in These Uncertain Times

These are uncertain times. And while uncertainty and change can challenge your company’s business model, they also require an enhanced focus on safety. After all, your drivers are facing new routes, new destinations, new working conditions and a novel threat to their health – any one of which can lead to errors and distraction.

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April 30th, 2020
Are You Up to Speed on Truck Driver Drug and Alcohol Testing?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported that nearly 8,000 drug and alcohol violations have been identified since the new Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse went live just after the first of 2020. Therefore, the number of substance abuse violations uncovered in just six weeks suggests that the clearinghouse is meeting its intended purpose of helping to protect highway safety. At the same time, every motor carrier and professional driver should be asking, “Am I up to speed on drug and alcohol testing?”

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April 27th, 2020
Emergency Truck Driving: Safely Navigating Out-of-the-Ordinary Travel

Safety must remain paramount in any response – even where emergency operations are required and federal/state governments have relaxed or waived regulations to facilitate trucking operations. After all, relief cannot be provided if supplies do not or can’t get to where they are needed. Moreover, a truck stalled, broken down, placed out of service or involved in a crash can become a barrier to others on their own emergency missions.

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April 6th, 2020
TSA Simplifies Trucking Hazmat Endorsements for TWIC Card Holders

UPDATED – April 15, 2020 The Transportation Security Administration has announced that holders of Transportation Worker Identification Credentials are no longer required to submit duplicative biographic and biometric information – and fees – to TSA when these drivers are applying for a state-administered hazmat endorsement.

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